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Singer Shakira has revealed that she’s now resolved a long-running tax dispute with Spanish authorities.

The 46-year-old singer had previously been charged with tax evasion and had attended the first day of her trial in Barcelona on Monday (November 20). Spanish prosecutors had alleged that she failed to pay more than 14.5 million euro (£13 million) between 2012 and 2014.

Shakira accepted the charges and has now been fined more than £6 million, the court heard. In a statement, the Hips Don’t Lie singer said: “Throughout my career, I have always strived to do what’s right and set a positive example for others.

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“That often means taking the extra step in business and personal financial decisions to procure the absolute best counsel. Including seeking the advice of the world’s pre-eminent tax authorities PricewaterhouseCoopers International Limited and Ernst & Young Global Limited, who have been my advisers during this whole process.

Shakira has accepted the charges and has now come to an agreement(Image: WireImage)

“Unfortunately, and despite these efforts, tax authorities in Spain pursued a case against me as they have against many professional athletes and other high-profile individuals, draining those people’s energy, time, and tranquillity for years at a time. While I was determined to defend my innocence in a trial that my lawyers were confident would have ruled in my favour, I have made the decision to finally resolve this matter with the best interest of my kids at heart who do not want to see their mom sacrifice her personal wellbeing in this fight.

Shakira said she was determined to ‘defend my innocence’(Image: AFP via Getty Images)

“I need to move past the stress and emotional toll of the last several years and focus on the things I love – my kids. And all the opportunities to come in my career, including my upcoming world tour and my new album, both of which I am extremely excited about.”

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